Senior Vice President, Originations
FL Acquisitions
Job Type

CREA, LLC is a full-service low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndicator forming long-term relationships with investors and developers that cultivate success and improve lives. With over 20 years in affordable housing, CREA has raised $11 billion - resulting in the formation of over 83,000 homes within 906 communities across the country. Thanks to the contribution of over 155 employees, CREA continues to look for talented and passionate individuals who are excited about opportunities to grow with us into the future. We are looking to add a talented SVP, Originations, to the Acquisitions department in the southeast region. 

Physical Presence: TBD

Open to the following CREA Locations: Florida or Southeast Region 

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Acquisitions 

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for identifying, structuring, and closing low-income housing tax credit transactions and participates as a member of the CREA Placement Committee. The Originator will work closely with the Executive Vice President, Acquisitions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Initiating contact with developers
  • Participating in the pipeline review process
  • Structuring low-income housing transactions
  • Negotiating Letters of Intent
  • Negotiating Partnership Agreements
  • Facilitating the closing process of Lower Tier Partnerships
  • Collaborating with Credit & Underwriting, Asset Management, Fund Management, and other internal departments on the approval and closing of Lower Tier Partnerships 

This position requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance, Business Administration, or a related field, and a minimum of seven years of applicable LIHTC Origination experience. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office 365 Suite with a heavy emphasis on Excel, Word, Teams, and SharePoint. Flexibility to travel more than 50% of the time is expected. National, State, and Local speaking engagement experience and proficiency are required. Must possess and be able to demonstrate effectiveness with each of the following Core Competencies:

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills    
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and collaboration skills 
  • Ability to effectively manage and administer sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Must exhibit extensive integrity, reliability, industry presence, and institutional knowledge.
  • Must have strong initiative and be able to work without guidance & supervision.  

Our Values:

  • We work as a family, investing in each other, worthy causes, and the communities we serve. 
  • We have integrity in all that we do; we embrace differences and treat others with kindness and respect. 
  • We believe that, with teamwork, we can accomplish anything and pursue inventive solutions for our clients.